Stress is a sickness that strikes anyone at any given time. It’s a great equalizer to all that is good in life. Stress can take its form in many different things. It differs for every person. What is stressful for one may not necessarily be stressful for another.
Stress is a sickness that strikes anyone at any given time. It’s a great equalizer to all that is good in life. Stress can take its form in many different things. It differs for every person. What is stressful for one may not necessarily be stressful for another. The common underlying principles that connect our collective stress is this: Stress arises from our perceived threats to our existence as human beings.
If we see any potentially damaging threats to the harmony of our lives, it can cause us stress. Stress, therefore, is a product of how we perceive our situations and how we react to them. We’re not saying that by the end of this article, you will live a completely stress-free life; that’s impossible.
Stress helps keeps us sane by providing a sense of emotional and physiological balance to our lives. However, what this article aims to do is to help you cope with stressful situations by alleviating its effects on your psyche. If you manage to improve your mental strength by practicing these simple tips, then you’ll end up dealing with stress in a better way.
Remember that stress is a result of how you perceive your situation, so if you manage to gain control of your perceptions, then you can control your stress.
Here are 5 simple ways to repel stress:
1. Get Comfortable With Saying “No” To People
Stop saying yes to things that make you uncomfortable. We know that you’re a very nice person who doesn’t want to let other people down but you should understand that it’s okay to be selfish every once in a while. When someone asks you to do something for them, you’re taking on their stresses on their behalf, and you really don’t need it. Yes, it’s good to do favors for people every now and then, but you should only do as much as your body can handle stress-wise. You don’t want to burn yourself out by carrying the burdens that other people should be carrying themselves.
Also understand that time is the most precious and most expensive resource that anyone can get. We are all granted limited time in a day, and we must use it in the most efficient way we can. Make sure you use all of the seconds of your day to accomplish your own tasks first before you consider taking on the tasks of other people. Trust us. No one will think that you’re a bad person just because you’re a little selfish every once in a while. - Continue reading on the next page